Discovery of Resource Records Designating IPv6 Address prefixes

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipngwg WG)
Author Matt Crawford 
Last updated 2000-11-22
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The A6 resource record type [A6] was introduced to store IPv6 addresses in a manner which facilitates prefix changes and assignment of addresses from multiple prefixes. In order to allow use of dynamic DNS updates while still respecting whatever prefix hierarchy may be in use in a site's


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